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Behind the velvet curtains with AFI’s Todd Hitchcock - Labor Goes To The Movies

Chris talks with Todd Hitchcock, Director of Programming at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. In Part 1 of our chat with Todd, he talks about how AFI has kept the movies coming during the pandemic, and we get a peek behind the glitz and glamour of attending star-studded film festivals at Cannes, Berlin and Toronto, as Todd reveals some of the workaday details of being a film programmer at one of the nation’s premier movie art houses.

Today’s show also includes the trailer for Work Songs, which opens the 2021 DC Labor FilmFest this week.

The new film Haymarket: The Bomb, the Anarchists, the Labor Struggle is being screened free online now by the Global Labor Film Festival Network, and includes two online discussions with director Adrian Prawica on May Day, Saturday, May 1, one at 8p Eastern time with labor historians Joe McCartin (Georgetown University) and Steve Brier(CUNY School of Labor), the other at 8p Pacific time with Labor Studies Professor Dana Frank (UC Santa Cruz).

Produced by Chris Garlock. Video edited by Evan Papp.

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